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Provost and Executive Vice President

Dr. Melanie Stein was appointed interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in August 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Prior to being named as interim provost, Melanie Stein has served as the dean of Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences since July 2019 and in that time has provided trusted leadership and worked collaboratively to strengthen school identity, recruit talented and diverse faculty, and support faculty development, student success, and curricular innovation. Her consultative decision-making style has been appreciated by the faculty and staff in H&S and will be welcomed by the entire college community.

Prior to coming to Ithaca College, Stein had served as dean of academic affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut since 2016. She joined Trinity as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics in 1995. In addition to those roles, Stein also served as interim dean of faculty and as an associate academic dean.

Prior to joining Trinity, Stein taught for three years at the Ohio State University. She was the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship as well as a NATO-NSF postdoctoral fellowship, during which she spent a year at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany.